A new online tool shows prices for common imaging services at healthcare facilities across the state. This information can help patients across Colorado locate facilities with the lowest cost and best patient experience. With high deductible plans and health care premiums on the rise, it’s important for patients to shop for health care services that will provide the best outcome at the lowest cost. Coloradans needing imaging services like CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds, now have information at their fingertips to search facilities by cost, distance, and patient experience, giving them more decision-making tools than ever before.
The data, made available by CIVHC using commercial health insurance payments from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD), shows that prices and patient experience ratings vary significantly across Colorado, and paying more does not always mean higher patient experience.
In an example from our infographic below, patients shopping for care can save as much as $7,990 for a stomach CT scan. Price is not the only factor to consider when accessing health care, so patient experience ratings, which range from 2-5 out of 5 stars across facilities, are also available.
Shop for imaging services in CO today by visiting CIVHC’s website.